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Topic # 58529 13-Mar-2010 19:13
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I'm trying to help a friend connect up her modem/computer to Worldxchange.  The modem is a D-Link 302G which was previously used on Xtra so has their banner on it.  Ive read various posts on these forums which say you should still be able to use if you go to advanced user and put in the Xnet username and password and then reboot.  I have done all that and her computer shows "local area connection" as being connected (I have modem connected using ethernet) but when we try to access webpages just keep getting "[whatever webpage] cannot be found". 

Am stumped.  Have tried Firefox and also Explorer and neither works.  I know that these are set up to use an ethernet connection as I took her computer to my house and plugged in my Dlink modem through ethernet (I have a G604T) and the internet worked straightaway without having to change any settings on the computer.

Does anyone have any ideas?


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  Reply # 306974 13-Mar-2010 21:57
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If you really have to make do with the 302g you could try downloading the last standard (non Telecom) NZ firmware from the Dlink website and updating the firmware on the device to that.

However, honestly it not worth mucking around with such old crappy disconntinued model, it doesn't even properly support ADSL2+.

Personally, I would sell it on trademe or throw it out and get something else instead. 

Dynalink 1025W ~$110 (modem, router, network switch, wireless ap)

TP Link TD 8840 ~65-$70 (modem, router, network switch)

DSE XH9949 $70 (mode, router, network switch)

Might be able to find something decent 2nd hand on trademe for less if cost is a major factor.

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  Reply # 307046 14-Mar-2010 11:02
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I really would dump the 302, it has known issues including mysteriously racking up Gigs of usage with no reason or notification.

The modems suggested by Ragnor above cannot be beaten for performance and cost.



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  Reply # 307066 14-Mar-2010 12:48
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Thanks for the replies - I will see if I can convince her to buy a new one (I certainly would if it was me!).


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